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Pep Guardiola gunning for glory

Pep Guardiola gunning for glory

Pep Guardiola is aiming for another record with Manchester City as he bids to guide the club to consecutive top-flight titles for the first time. Guardiola is on course for his third campaign at the Etihad. He shockingly ended up trophyless in his first season but then won the Premier League trophy in record-breaking fashion. And now he’s aiming to become the first gaffer to win back-to-back titles since Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson. View this post on Instagram Pep Guardiola gunning for glory A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 10, 2018 at 5:38am PDT In fact, only five managers have …

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Oleksandr Zinchenko rejected a £16million move to Wolves

Oleksandr Zinchenko rejected a £16million move to Wolves

Manchester City midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko turned down a £16million move to join Wolverhampton Wanderers and will stay to fight for his place at the club Both clubs reached an agreement more than a month ago but efforts made to convince the player to switch lanes proved abortive. Zinchenko impressed during his cameo appearance as left back last season when first and second-choice options Benjamin Mendy and Fabian Delph went down with injuries. View this post on Instagram Oleksandr Zinchenko rejected a £16million move to Wolves A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 10, 2018 at 1:08am PDT However, the Ukrainian …

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Pep Guardiola has ruled out further recruitments

Pep Guardiola has ruled out further recruitments

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed the club is unlikely to make any last-minute signings before Thursday’s transfer deadline The Cityzens has secured the signatures of Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez for a club record £60m, along with young defender Philippe Sandler from PEC Zwolle and Paris Saint-Germain’s teenage midfielder Claudio Gomes. However, despite missing out on his primary transfer target this summer in Jorginho, who opted for a reunion with his former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea, Guardiola admits that City will not add to the current squad. View this post on Instagram Pep Guardiola has ruled out further recruitments …

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Joe Hart completes Burnley move

Joe Hart completes Burnley move

Joe Hart has completed his move to Burnley from Manchester City on an initial two-year deal for a fee worth around £3.5m. The Clarets also have an option to his extend his contract by a further year after personal terms were finalized late on Monday night. View this post on Instagram Joe Hart completes Burnley move A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 7, 2018 at 6:30am PDT Sean Dyche secured the services of the former England number one due to limited options in that department. The duo of Nick Pope and Tom Heaton are injured with less than …

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Klopp admits title challenge will be tough

Klopp admits title challenge will be tough

Jurgen Klopp has revealed that challenging for the Premier League title will still be a tough prospect, despite his summer recruitments. The Reds first game of the season is at Anfield against West Ham on Sunday, and the former Dortmund boss is envisioning a tough year ahead. “The league will be difficult,” Klopp told the Liverpool Echo. “It is not about judging our situation and thinking ‘wow, really good’. “We need to be ready each week, not only for a few games. That is our challenge.” View this post on Instagram Klopp admits title challenge will be tough A post shared by Footballwood …

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Hazard to return to Chelsea this week

Hazard to return to Chelsea this week

Eden Hazard is set to join the Chelsea squad later this week after seeking permission from new boss Maurizio Sarri to report late for duty. Hazard who helped his national team to a third-place finish at the World Cup has had an extended period away He will miss out from the Chelsea squad that will face Man City today in the Community Shield showdown, and may equally miss out in the last pre-season game against Lyon. The Chelsea head coach has admitted the pair did not speak about Hazard’s future, despite ongoing links with Real Madrid. Hazard’s current deal at the club is …

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Chelsea may sign one more player- Sarri

Chelsea may sign one more player- Sarri

Chelsea’s manager Maurizio Sarri has revealed the club could sign one more player before the transfer window officially closes. The Blues have so far brought in big-money midfielder Jorginho and former Hammers goalkeeper Rob Green as their only additions. But, as Sarri prepares for the Community Shield against Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday, Sarri made it clear he does not feel his new club are short-handed. “I think we need something,” he said. “But only maybe one player. “I spoke with the club about the market but only one time, no more. I spoke about positions but no specifics – no names – …

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Gabriel Jesus signs new contract with City

Gabriel Jesus signs new contract with City

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has penned down a new five-year contract that will keep him at the Etihad until 2023. The former Palmeiras player joined the City squad to train on Tuesday after being given an extended holiday following the World Cup. View this post on Instagram Gabriel Jesus signs new contract with City A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 3, 2018 at 4:09am PDT   ? Gabriel Jesus extends contract with @ManCity until 2023 ✅#UCL pic.twitter.com/wnL5eNXxjl — UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) August 3, 2018 Jesus failed to find the back of the net in Russia as Brazil were …

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Lallana: Liverpool ready to deliver silverware

Lallana: Liverpool ready to deliver silverware

Adam Lallana admits Liverpool are ready to challenge for trophies on all fronts this season after making some shrewd signings in the summer transfer market. Since Klopp made the switch to Anfield in October 2015, the Reds have lost a Champions League, Europa League, and EFL Cup final. In the league front, they have finished no higher than fourth under the German. However, Lallana believes Liverpool are well-placed to end their six-year wait for silverware after spending more than £170m on reinforcements, including making Alisson the most expensive goalkeeper in history. View this post on Instagram Lallana: Liverpool ready to deliver …

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Pep Guardiola bemoans wild tackles in Dortmund defeat

Pep Guardiola bemoans wild tackles in Dortmund defeat

Pep Guardiola revealed his concern about the offensive tackles on his players after Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund defeated his team in the International Champions Cup game. New signing Riyad Mahrez and Douglas Luiz, both suffered horrible challenges in the opening game of the pre-season, leaving the former Bayern gaffer concerned by the potential for injuries before the new campaign. The Cityzens were targeted by Premier League rivals last season, and Guardiola fears that may continue in the new season. He equally tasked the referees to live up to the billing to cut the excesses. ‘I’m worried, but it is what it is. We try to …

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Premier League top 6 set for ICC showdown during pre-season

Premier League top 6 set for ICC showdown during pre-season

Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd, Man City, Liverpool, and Tottenham will be involved in this summer’s International Champions Cup across three continents. Last season’s Premier League top six sides will trade tackles with some of Europe’s best teams. The likes of Bayern Munich, Juventus, Barcelona, Real Madrid, and PSG, will be involved in 27 games across 24 days in North America, Europe, and Asia. Premier League Champions Man City may likely give new signing Riyad Mahrez his debut when they face Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in the early hours of July 21 in Chicago, before meeting Liverpool in New Jersey in a replay …

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Riyad Mahrez set to complete Man City switch

Riyad Mahrez set to complete Man City switch

Manchester City are set to land their long-term target Riyad Mahrez from fellow Premier League side Leicester City for £60m. The deal is yet to be wrapped up, but it’s believed the transfer fee is around £60m, which is £20m short of the asking price(£80m) in January. Manchester City made several bids to sign the Algerian winger in the past, but the Foxes were defiant as they held on to their most prized asset despite the player handing in an official transfer request twice. Apart from City, Liverpool were also eyeing the services of the Leicester City forward who scored …

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Man City close to Jorginho signing

Man City close to Jorginho signing

Manchester City are close to wrapping up a deal in the region of £46.5m for Napoli midfielder Jorginho, according to Sky Sports News. Reports from Italy suggest that both sides are yet to finalize a deal, but City are keen on snapping up the player. It’s believed that issues such as payment schedules, add-ons and a possibility of a pre-season friendly between both clubs are still to be sorted out before completing the deal. Jorginho,26, whose country Italy missed out in the World Cup tournament posted a picture on Instagram boarding a flight to Brazil with his family members. He …

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Man City start title defence away at Arsenal

Man City start title defence away at Arsenal

Arsenal’s new manager Unai Emery is set to face his first daunting task in the Premier League as they welcome defending Champions Manchester City at the Emirates in the opening round of fixtures. Manchester United host Leicester, while Liverpool welcome West Ham and Tottenham travel to Newcastle. Promoted Wolves start with a home clash against Everton and Fulham are at home too – Crystal Palace, the visitors. Neil Warnock’s Cardiff start on the road, though – at Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth. ? Announcing the 2018/19 Matchweek 1 #PLfixtures Full list ? https://t.co/iQKSN9XtKw pic.twitter.com/N5BOj8oVN0 — Premier League (@premierleague) June 14, 2018 TOP SIX …

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Pep Guardiola will never win Champions League title again – Dimitry Seluk

Pep Guardiola will never win Champions League title again – Dimitry Seluk

Dimitry Seluk has joined his client Yaya Toure in making a scathing attack on Manchester City’s boss Pep Guardiola, claiming he will never win the Champions League title again because all of Africa’s Shamans have turned against him. In the wake of a verbal assault by Toure on his former boss in what was tagged “bust the Guardiola myth,” where he revealed the Catalonian had a problem with African footballers, Agent Dimitry Seluk has joined in making some disturbing comments. The Russian sports agent has had a problematic relationship with Manchester City for some time, but this time around he decided …

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Leroy Sane is a shock absentee in Die Mannschaft squad

Leroy Sane is a shock absentee in Die Mannschaft squad

Manchester City winger Leroy Sane has been shockingly left out from Germany’s final 23-man World Cup squad. Sane, 22, was a vital player in Pep Guardiola’s City squad that won the Premier League title with a record 100 points and the League Cup title. He was equally named the PFA Young Player of the Year. But he was surprisingly omitted by Joachim Low when he named his final 23-man squad for Russia 2018 on Monday morning. The former Schalke04 winger scored ten goals and provided 15 assists in 28 games for City during the season, was one of four players who …

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